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Drawn Out : with Bridget Marzo


We’re excited to debut this new column, Drawn Out : The Doodled Interview, with guest Bridget Marzo, author/illustrator of Tiz and Ott’s Big Draw (Tate Publishing). Like Harold, Tiz (a cat) and Ott (a donkey) have a magical crayon and brush, allowing them to create their colorful doodling adventures.


tiz and otts big draw






I love how they express themselves with a crayon and brush; each create different lines that somehow fit their characters. Tiz is a natural leader and Ott’s a bit more relaxed (read: lazy) with his doodling (but that’s ok!) I also adore their endpapers — a beautiful example of mark-making.


Drawn Out : with Bridget Marzo


1. Hi Bridget! What do you recall drawing when you were little?




2. What did you want to be when you grew up?





3. What do you think is Tiz’s favorite thing to draw?



4. What is Ott’s favorite thing to do besides painting?



5. Can you tease us where Tiz & Ott might venture next?




Uh-oh! Hope Tiz and Ott won’t be hanging out without us!

Thanks for being our first Drawn Out guest, Bridget! Don’t forget to check out how to draw Tiz and Ott with Bridget here.


You can meet Bridget Marzo in person at her upcoming appearances:

In London, Bridget will be doing a kids workshop at
On Sept 24 2016 at 2:30pm, French Institute’s library

If you’re in New York City, Bridget will be reading and drawing at
October 7 at 10:30am, Bank Street Bookstore, NYC and
October 8 at 11:00am, Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

November 14- 20, See Bridget at the South Ken Kids Festival at the French Institute in London in November. psst! There’s a Drawing Competition about traveling! Check out the deets here.

All art copyright Bridget Marzo and used with permission.


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  • Aww! this is all so cute heheh!

    Have a drawtastic week 🙂

    • Thanks bethere2day! you too 🙂

  • Abi

    This is a great idea! My biggest little person loves to draw stories. They all look like lines and scribbles because he’s not even 4 yet; but he commentates his doodles and obviously has a vivd imagination. I’ll definitely look up Bridget’s book #KCACOLS

    • Thanks Abi! Hope your little one keeps drawing & creating.

  • I love the fun bright illustrations!

    • Hope you’re inspired too Julie!

  • Blissful Domestic

    Love doodles, this is such a fab idea! Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

    • Doodling is fun and a great way to be creative too. Cheers Blissful Domestic!

  • I love how bright and colourful these are – such a great idea. My eldest loves drawing – I literally have reams and reams of the stuff!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x

    • That’s so great Suburban Mum 🙂

  • A doodle interview is such a great idea. It’s so interesting the way a drawing can communicate so much. #kcacols

    • cheers The Mum Reviews! Glad you like it 🙂

  • Tori Hamilton

    This is adorable! Love how she answered all your questions with a doodle. Her character’s are sooo cute!

    • Cheers Tori! I like them too.

  • Jane Taylor

    Lovely illustrations. Me and my sister were always drawing when we were kids. #KCACOLS

    • Hope you guys pick it up again!

  • Jane Taylor

    Hiya, one other point. I clicked the share block on left to tweet but couldn’t see that it was saying via @kidcandoodle Mine is set up to mention via @maflingoblog so you know its been tweeted and also to help with your klout scores

    • Thanks Jane! I appreciate that! I hope I corrected it.

    • PS. In Disqus, add your URL so that it’s easy for people to find your blog.

  • Samantha

    This is the cutest interview EVER!!! I can’t wait to go check out these books now! 🙂

    • Thanks Samantha! Thanks for taking a look. 🙂

  • Just checked in to see lots of lovely, doodly comments – cheers! Be great to see some of you in for a at the STREAM festival in South London on November 5th at 12 noon and /or at the amazing South Ken Kids Festival on Saturday November 19th, 2016.

    • I’m going to try to come to the one in November!